Eagle police reports
Ryan Summerlin May 17, 2013
Gun lost maybe in Eagle, maybe in Avon
A Leadville man recently contacted Eagle Police to report that his .357 Smith and Wesson revolver and his pricey fly fishing equipment had been stolen from his soft-top Jeep Wrangler.
The man said he had placed his firearm and fly fishing rod in his vehicle when he left his residence around 6 a.m. April 26. He went to work in the Vail area and last saw the items when he left work around 4:30 p.m. After leaving work, he drove to a friend’s house in Eagle to help him move. He left the community around 6:45 p.m. and headed to Wal-Mart in Avon. He left the store around 8 p.m. and returned home. While he was unloading his vehicle, he realized his gun and his fishing equipment were missing.
The man told officers since the vehicle is a soft top, he never locks his Jeep. The vehicle was unsecured while in Eagle and Avon.
The stolen items included the revolver, valued at $800, a brown leather pistol holster valued at $40 and a Sage fly fishing rod and reel valued at $1,050.
The pistol serial number was entered into the national database as stolen and Eagle Police contacted the Avon Wal-Mart to see if security footage from the parking lot could determine if thieves entered the vehicle while parked at that site.
An Eagle man contacted police April 28 when he discovered someone had cut his cable television wire.
Police interviewed the man’s neighbor who said she did not know anything about the incident. However, when he contacted two other neighbors, the officer learned that the first neighbor was seen cutting the cable.
When the officer returned to discuss the incident with the first neighbor, she said she had cutters in her hand, but did not realize that she had cut the cable. The officer noted that was an unlikely explanation and she revised her statement to say she cut the cable after it became tangled with some of her belongings. She said she did not realize it connected to her neighbor’s cable television. She said she thought it was just an old wire that didn’t matter. She did agree with the officer, however, when he noted even if it was an old wire, it was still someone else’s property. The neighbor was cited for criminal mischief and she stated she would ask before she does something similar in the future.